Tag Archives: government

The Two Kingdoms and Immigration Policy

The Two Kingdoms and Immigration Policy

I just completed last week a series of posts explaining what I believe to be a biblical doctrine of the differing responsibilities individual Christians and corporate churches have toward culture, and the distinct role government authority has in ruling civil matters. Contrary to many within evangelicalism today, it is very important to recognize these differences;… Continue Reading

Vote so as to obey the Second Greatest Commandment

Vote so as to obey the Second Greatest Commandment

The current presidential election in the United States has presented a conundrum of sorts for conservative Christians. My aim here is not to defend any position or support any candidate. Rather, I would like to answer the question, why should a Christian vote in this presidential election? But first, I need to address bad reasons for Christians to… Continue Reading

On Civil Disobedience

On Civil Disobedience

The year was 1986. Even though Ronald Reagan was in his second term, abortion-on-demand remained big business in every state. That was when Randall Terry decided to initiate a more vigorous kind of anti-abortion activism. He chained himself to a sink in an abortion clinic, effectively preventing access to abortions until he was arrested and… Continue Reading

By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed

By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed

I am writing on the morning of September 16, 2015. At 3:00 this afternoon, Richard Glossip is scheduled to die. Barring a court-ordered stay, he will be executed by the state of Oklahoma. Governor Mary Fallin has refused to intervene. Glossip has been on death row for eighteen years. He was convicted of planning the… Continue Reading

Kim Davis

Kim Davis

Kim Davis is out of jail, but she is not out of the headlines. Her name is nearly everywhere in the media. Bloggers, pundits, and even presidential candidates have opined about the Rowan County clerk. Conservatives, Christians, and conservative Christians are deliberating whether Davis did the right thing and whether her jailing was justified. People… Continue Reading

“Jesus would not be for government mandated universal healthcare.”

“Jesus would not be for government mandated universal healthcare.”

I have been very disappointed to see quite a few evangelicals (especially of the “young, restless, reformed” stripe) supporting and defending more government involvement in daily life, including government mandated universal health care. J.P. Moreland provides an excellent biblical case here for limited government. While preaching at a large church, I asked the congregation, “Do… Continue Reading